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Thrift Store Decor Tiered Tin Stand

Welcome to the first Thrift Store Decor of 2016.

Old Tins Tiered Stand, Bliss-Ranch.com #ThriftStoreDecor

Thrift Store Decor is a makeover challenge that gives something thrifted a new lease on life.


Old Tins Tiered Stand, Bliss-Ranch.com #ThriftStoreDecor

You surely recognize these type of gift tins that are abundant after the holidays.  I have a box full because I can't bear to part with them....you know I might need them sometime, like if I have 5,000 people I want to give cookies to next year.

Old Tins Tiered Stand, Bliss-Ranch.com #ThriftStoreDecor

If you go to any thrift store at any time of year these unloved tins are plentiful, and I'm going to do a copy cat project on mine.

I'm not going to merely spray paint them and call them repurposed.  Nope, I've had my eye on something my friend Angie from Knick of Time made from actual old pans.

Knick Of Time
Angie has made tons of tiered stands, many from old bakeware, and I'm modeling mine from the one in her bottom photo.

Only problem - I didn't have any old bake ware.

Old Tins Tiered Stand, Bliss-Ranch.com #ThriftStoreDecor

Funny how things work out too..... I spent my weekend clearing worn out shoes and purging cabinets in our mudroom.  There in the corner was an old spindle that has been waiting for a project to come to mind for ohhhhh I don't know how long, two years maybe?

Old Tins Tiered Stand, Bliss-Ranch.com #ThriftStoreDecor

The man with the tools was whipping up some shelves for a couple cabinets and on his way out he decided today was the day to grab the spindle and take it to the garage. 

Four hours later he was bringing it back in the house so I could decide where to cut it for my project.

Old Tins Tiered Stand, Bliss-Ranch.com #ThriftStoreDecor

I picked the spindle up at the ReStore for two bucks and it was about 3 1/2 feet tall before it was cut down to the sizes I wanted. 

It turned out to be so darn close to the one Angie used that I decided it was fate that I had one of her projects on my radar.

Old Tins Tiered Stand, Bliss-Ranch.com #ThriftStoreDecor

Under the white paint there even happened to be black, but simply sanding it down was another story, it absolutely wasn't originally painted with an easily sandable paint.

Spell check is telling me sandable is not a real word.  Hmmm.....

I took the two round tins and paired them with a thrift store vintage aluminum platter.

Old Tins Tiered Stand, Bliss-Ranch.com #ThriftStoreDecor

I collect this type stuff and often it is listed on Ebay or Etsy for ten dollars and more, but I find it at thrift stores and garage sales for usually a couple bucks.

This particular one has an anvil trademark for Farberware from Brooklyn, N.Y..

Old Tins Tiered Stand, Bliss-Ranch.com #ThriftStoreDecor

I gave it a coat of Fusion Mineral Paint in black and wiped it back off so some of the silver showed.  I needed it to look a bit aged if my tin tree was going to resemble the one Angie made.

Old Tins Tiered Stand, Bliss-Ranch.com #ThriftStoreDecor

The base coat is metallic Bronze from the Matthew Mead Studio line of Metallics.  I find the more layers of different colors of metallic paint that go on, the more aged something looks in the end result.

Old Tins Tiered Stand, Bliss-Ranch.com #ThriftStoreDecor

I only used one paint brush, hoping if there were bits of other colors on it they would blend in.

Next I painted on more of the black, and over that went some of the stainless steel and a few touches of the silver.  I dabbed the paints on and off using the brush and a paper towel till I had the metal patina I wanted.

Old Tins Tiered Stand, Bliss-Ranch.com #ThriftStoreDecor

Above you can see one tin with just the bronze and black and the other as I've started to age it with the stainless steel and silver.

Old Tins Tiered Stand, Bliss-Ranch.com #ThriftStoreDecor

To hold it all together double sided screws were used, and the little wood knob on top was glued on with E600.

Old Tins Tiered Stand, Bliss-Ranch.com #ThriftStoreDecor

I love how it turned out, thanks for the idea Angie.

Holiday Tins Recycle Into Tiered Stand Bliss-Ranch.com

Check the links below to see which bloggers are participating in the January Thrift Store Decor, and click over to see their makeovers.
Thrift Store Decor Team


To see my past projects for Thrift Store Decor click on the links below.







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22 comments :

  1. You'd never know that they were not old tins. Great job Bliss!

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  2. Gorgeous! Looks like it's been around for 100 yrs! Love the way you have used the tins for repurposing - I have some, too, that I'm not using for food storage. Now, I just need to find a spindle!

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  3. That metal effect looks awesome!

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  4. Ahhhhhmazing! I need to copy you copying me now! :)

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  5. For realz!! That is so clever Bliss. I love it.

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  6. I love this idea so much. Now I have to go get some of my tins back from Goodwill. I never have to worry about feeding 5000 friends cookies ;-)

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  7. No way, I can't believe these used to be christmas tins! Hey I could use them in my bathroom so I don't shove more stuff in the drawers :)

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  8. I LOVE it!!!! Wow Bliss you knocked it out of the park with this Metallics project. Nice job girl!

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  9. I'm a sucker for a thrifty makeover. Looks great and who knew they used to be Christmas tins in their former life?!

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  10. Oh wow. They look amazing. Great job! Love it!

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  11. Wow! The paint finish is WONDERFUL! That project is awesome. You and Angie both inspire me all the time...thank you!

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  13. Wowza! What an incredible job you did. Darn! Several months ago I donated a couple of bags of those cookie tins (no I didn't eat them all). Great job, Bliss, and thanks for sharing at Talk of the Town.

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  14. Love your paint technique... it turned out gorgeous!

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  15. I've never used that paint before but am sorely tempted now... that is such a cool project!
    xo Heidi

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  16. That Angie. She's an inspiration to many of us! I did this for my kitchen, but seeing yours gives me the idea that I could do this for my bathroom. Duh! Nice job with the metallic paint dear.

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  17. I never would've guessed that you used old cookie tins to make that stand! I love that idea and I think the paint you used made them look like they were always that color.

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  18. Ok, now Bliss, we need to categorize your projects ... for that book. What d'ya think, by materials, by size, by inspiration or use. Tellin' ya you need to get on that writing thing! Well, since I follow you AND Angie AND Linda, what else can I say except Nice Project. (And wishes for a great weekend to all!)

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  19. Can't get any prettier! I love it.

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  20. I have a few of those tins, but I never imagined them looking this cool! Love. Pinned! :)

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  21. Oh, so lovely and vintage looking. Pinning!

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